Fly Me to the Moon

Sprout’s nursery is almost put together now, a couple of months after he was born. Let me take you on a tour.
First, here’s the inspiration, these cute spaceship sheets from Target.
Spaceship sheets
And here’s his crib. (The crib skirt is on its way–it was out of stock at Target for months.) The stars overhead are some I’ve had for years. They are made to hold lights and are so gorgeous lit up, but I decided to avoid the risk of fire hazard in this particular placement.
Here is our awesome glider splurge. So cozy. The blanket on the back is the one I knit for Sprout, the Hap Blanket, out of deliciously soft organic cotton yarn. It’s a good thing I like this chair, because I spend a lot of time here, including in the wee hours. You can also see the wonderful bookcase, loaded with books.
Our changing table is a repurposed kitchen island, and I would recommend this route for anyone. It has so many drawers and storage, as well as a place to hang burp cloths and a rack for wipes and stain remover and hand sanitizer and other oft-used necessities.
Changing table
Above the changing table will hang a beautiful cross-stitched piece that the Professor’s sister made for Sprout–the alphabet with a picture for each letter, plus his name and birth date and measurements. She bought us a frame when she came to visit, and we’re just waiting for the mat to come back so that we can hang it. Such exquisite work. And she made it in two months! Here’s a detail.
Detail of cross-stitch by the Professor's sister
And within the changing table are our fabulous cloth diapers, a bunch of bumGenius diapers. I love these so much. It’s obsessive love. Yes, for diapers. I’m definitely a mom.
Cloth diapers (bumGenius)
Here is a dresser, jammed with adorable clothes and blankets that folks gave to Sprout. On top is a scale–one of our earliest overprotective purchases. He is now eleven pounds! Almost twice his original weight. Hanging above is a cross-stitch made by the Professor himself some ten years ago. I found it downstairs and realized that it fit well with the out-of-this-world theme.
In the closet, even more adorable clothes folks gave Sprout.
Lots of cute clothes from generous friends and family
My mom is going to make curtains for us–we already bought the fabric and hung the hardware, and she would have made them already except when she was here we kept asking her to cook and straighten and clean and help other ways.
I had so much fun decorating this nursery. I had a billionty ideas, but it was hard to decide on one because we didn’t know his personality yet. I am looking forward to his input down the road when his crib transforms to a toddler bed and later a full-size bed and his decor changes with it. I am really hoping he likes robots. Chalkboards shaped like robots in particular. And perhaps a border along the ceiling in binary code: 01010111 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101100 00100000 01010011 01110000 01110010 01101111 01110101 01110100 00100001

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Fly Me to the Moon

  1. Carrie says:

    Aw, it looks so great!! I love that cross-stitch and the island and well ALL OF IT. I really want to get together with y’all and meet handsome Theo and introduce you to Charlie.

  2. Maureen says:

    LOVE IT!!! You are so creative! The rocket sheets are awesome. I also think the splurge on the glider was smart. I had a decent one, but if I had to do it again, I would splurge on the glider for sure. It’s one thing you’ll be able to use for years to come.
    will you come decorate our house? It needs help!

  3. Michelle says:

    It looks wonderful. I want to live in that room! We would love to meet Theo and bring him our present.

  4. Stacia says:

    It’s always the little touches that make nurseries so special to me, the cross-stitch done lovingly by Dad 10 years ago, the bookshelf crammed full of adventures, the blanket knitted by Mama. So sweet! (And binary wallpaper border? I need some of that, for sure!)

Comments are closed.